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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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Total Cost: $2,431,981.54



Senators:

BOXER, BARBARA
Total Cost: $75,183.57
Rank: 62 (out of 638)

FEINSTEIN, DIANNE
Total Cost: $583.75
Rank: 614 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$75,767.32

Representatives:

MILLER, GEORGE
Total Cost: $152,699.34
Rank: 11 (out of 638)

DOOLEY, CALVIN M
Total Cost: $148,857.76
Rank: 12 (out of 638)

WATERS, MAXINE
Total Cost: $148,018.25
Rank: 15 (out of 638)

ROHRABACHER, DANA
Total Cost: $145,463.55
Rank: 17 (out of 638)

BERMAN, HOWARD L
Total Cost: $136,557.96
Rank: 20 (out of 638)

LEE, BARBARA
Total Cost: $110,803.56
Rank: 29 (out of 638)

WAXMAN, HENRY A
Total Cost: $107,860.94
Rank: 33 (out of 638)

LANTOS, TOM
Total Cost: $101,962.24
Rank: 35 (out of 638)

THOMAS, WILLIAM M
Total Cost: $80,566.15
Rank: 57 (out of 638)

THOMPSON, MIKE
Total Cost: $76,760.50
Rank: 61 (out of 638)

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T
Total Cost: $68,181.99
Rank: 77 (out of 638)

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD
Total Cost: $65,480.09
Rank: 80 (out of 638)

HERGER, WALLY
Total Cost: $64,251.58
Rank: 81 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LORETTA
Total Cost: $61,671.96
Rank: 87 (out of 638)

FARR, SAM
Total Cost: $58,720.61
Rank: 97 (out of 638)

WOOLSEY, LYNN C
Total Cost: $56,404.35
Rank: 109 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LINDA
Total Cost: $54,623.90
Rank: 114 (out of 638)

ESHOO, ANNA
Total Cost: $45,758.59
Rank: 139 (out of 638)

RADANOVICH, GEORGE
Total Cost: $45,626.56
Rank: 140 (out of 638)

STARK, PETE
Total Cost: $43,757.65
Rank: 147 (out of 638)

MATSUI, ROBERT
Total Cost: $37,055.00
Rank: 173 (out of 638)

CAPPS, LOIS G
Total Cost: $35,683.85
Rank: 182 (out of 638)

CARDOZA, DENNIS
Total Cost: $31,645.93
Rank: 204 (out of 638)

SCHIFF, ADAM
Total Cost: $31,223.42
Rank: 209 (out of 638)

MCKEON, HOWARD P
Total Cost: $30,819.34
Rank: 214 (out of 638)

DAVIS, SUSAN
Total Cost: $29,727.20
Rank: 222 (out of 638)

NAPOLITANO, GRACE
Total Cost: $28,991.06
Rank: 223 (out of 638)

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O
Total Cost: $27,786.80
Rank: 237 (out of 638)

HONDA, MIKE
Total Cost: $26,819.67
Rank: 244 (out of 638)

CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE
Total Cost: $25,572.04
Rank: 254 (out of 638)

BECERRA, XAVIER
Total Cost: $25,067.60
Rank: 259 (out of 638)

DREIER, DAVID
Total Cost: $24,566.43
Rank: 263 (out of 638)

CALVERT, KEN MR
Total Cost: $22,916.19
Rank: 274 (out of 638)

MILLER, GARY
Total Cost: $22,566.00
Rank: 277 (out of 638)

POMBO, RICHARD
Total Cost: $20,534.81
Rank: 298 (out of 638)

COSTA, JIM
Total Cost: $20,307.42
Rank: 300 (out of 638)

SOLIS, HILDA
Total Cost: $18,468.54
Rank: 320 (out of 638)

LUNGREN, DANIEL E
Total Cost: $17,721.11
Rank: 329 (out of 638)

GALLEGLY, ELTON
Total Cost: $10,999.77
Rank: 417 (out of 638)

HARMAN, JANE
Total Cost: $10,837.63
Rank: 421 (out of 638)

DIXON, JULIAN C
Total Cost: $10,377.28
Rank: 425 (out of 638)

NUNES, DEVIN GERALD
Total Cost: $10,092.64
Rank: 433 (out of 638)

PELOSI, NANCY
Total Cost: $9,352.75
Rank: 438 (out of 638)

COX, CHRISTOPHER
Total Cost: $9,275.22
Rank: 440 (out of 638)

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE
Total Cost: $8,346.59
Rank: 452 (out of 638)

FILNER, BOB
Total Cost: $7,701.55
Rank: 461 (out of 638)

OSE, DOUG
Total Cost: $7,239.00
Rank: 465 (out of 638)

LEWIS, JERRY
Total Cost: $5,694.87
Rank: 488 (out of 638)

ROYCE, ED
Total Cost: $4,301.68
Rank: 513 (out of 638)

ROGAN, JAMES E
Total Cost: $1,769.58
Rank: 574 (out of 638)

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA
Total Cost: $1,769.44
Rank: 575 (out of 638)

BILBRAY, BRIAN PHILLIP
Total Cost: $1,753.00
Rank: 576 (out of 638)

LOFGREN, ZOE
Total Cost: $1,750.92
Rank: 577 (out of 638)

WATSON, DIANE E
Total Cost: $1,584.13
Rank: 580 (out of 638)

BACA, JOE
Total Cost: $859.00
Rank: 603 (out of 638)

HUNTER, DUNCAN
Total Cost: $448.00
Rank: 621 (out of 638)

SHERMAN, BRAD
Total Cost: $340.00
Rank: 626 (out of 638)

KUYKENDALL, STEVEN
Total Cost: $221.23
Rank: 631 (out of 638)

BONO, MARY
Total Cost:
Rank: 633 (out of 638)

Total spent on representatives:
$2,356,214.22

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
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    The Roosevelts as a political team

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